Shop Small this Holiday Season

Shop Small this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping is in full swing and it’s time for Small Biz Saturday! Why not support a small, local business this season?

Shenandoah National Park Artist in Residence Sandy Long captured this photograph of Catoctin Rocks while hiking near Compton Gap.

Catoctin Rocks

We’ve shared some of our favorites with you below, but there are many more in your own neighborhood.

And, we’d be honored if you chose one of Sandy’s Shenandoah National Park photos from her website as a special gift for a loved one or friend. A percentage of the profits will go to the Shenandoah National Park Trust, so you can hit Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday all at once!


Primitive Style
Made in the Coal Region

Custom handcrafted wooden shutters by Kindred Spirit Primitives of Mahanoy City, PA.

Prim Shutters

Primitive wooden shutters are a great alternative to traditional window treatments and a unique addition to any room of your home. Whether functional or decorative, Kindred Spirit shutters add rustic charm.

All items are cut, hand-painted and distressed in the home of proprietors Keri and Ray Cavenas in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania in the heart of the coal region. Each custom piece is a handcrafted original with a very affordable price. Like Kindred Spirit Primitives on Facebook to see photos of decorative seasonal creations.

Stained Glass Artistry
Vibrant Color, Creative Passion

Custom designed stained glass panel by The Felicitous Fat Cat.

Custom Glass Panel

Sharon Long, proprietor of The Felicitous Fat Cat, is a stained glass artist who combines her love of color with her creative passion. She works closely with clients to design custom works such as windows, accent pieces or personalized keepsakes for special occasions like birthdays, showers, weddings, anniversaries and graduations.

Sharon also offers a selection of smaller items like Moravian stars that make perfect holiday gifts or stocking stuffers. “It is my hope that my efforts touch each person who sees or purchases my creations,” she says. Sharon also works within the unique niche of pet loss support through Eturnity Urns.

Unique Rustic Furniture
Family Owned Since 1936

Van Gorders’ Furniture is a 4th-generation business that began in 1936 when Ralph Van Gorder founded it as the Honesdale Furniture Exchange. Since that time, the business has expanded and changed with the times.

In 1978, Don Van Gorder opened a modern second showroom on Route 6 at beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack. His son Scott joined the business and brought a distinct focus on lodge- and Adirondack-style furnishings that reflect the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains, Catskills and Delaware River Highlands.

Photo of Old Hickory bedroom set available at Van Gorders' Furniture in Honesdale, Milford and at Lake Wallenpaupack.

Rustic Style

Scott’s three sons Derek, Dylan and Max have since entered the business, and in October 2014 Van Gorders’ Furniture opened its third showroom in Milford.

Through more than 75 years, however, some things have never changed such as a caring and knowledgeable professional staff with years of valuable experience. Every team member at Van Gorders’ is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and relaxing shopping experience, which means being helpful without being pushy, just like the old days.

Retail & Specialty Shops
Historic Landmark Building

Photo of the Hawley Silk Mill in the Lake Wallenpaupack Region of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania by Jumping Rocks Photography.

Hawley Silk Mill

The Hawley Silk Mill is the Lake Region’s largest revitalization project. The historic 1881 mill, the world’s largest bluestone structure, houses a local food market and craft beer section, fitness center, bike shop, art galleries, an array of pop-up boutiques, and a listening room that hosts live original music by rising stars. Cocoon Coffee House & Catering Company is located within a short walking distance for shoppers seeking a bite to eat or a glass of wine. Cocoon serves locally roasted coffee by Electric City Roasting Company.

The sixth annual juried Holiday Artisans’ Fair, organized by Art on the Edge, will be held at the Silk Mill during Hawley Winterfest on December 13 and 14. Admission is free. Visitors can stay at the nearby Settlers Inn, a legendary arts & crafts lodge with a chef-owned farm-to-table restaurant, or at the gorgeous Ledges Hotel, which features the small plates bistro Glass – wine. bar. kitchen.

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